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I had bunion / bunionette surgery on my left foot on the 18th of march, so almost 4 weeks ago now.
My first two weeks were very painful, and I barely got any sleep because of the pain (plus the Codeine i got for the pain gave me horrible vivid dreams when I actually fell asleep) but I never had any falls and I literally just stayed in bed and just hopped to the toilet on my crutches when needed.
I had my check up 2 weeks past op, where they took my dressing off and everything was healing fine, and it was the first day i actually felt no pain (except for when touching the foot) , and I was so happy the worst was over. And the foot didn't look as bruised and swollen as i expected! So I got the walking boot to start slowly walking with (along with crutches) and i felt like I was ready to start doing my toe exercises etc.
However, likte two days after that, when I was hopping from the bed to get something on one leg, and I lost my balance and instead of falling down I saved myself with my bad foot. As a reflex.. I kind of felt like something cracked, but it didn't hurt too bad just felt really weird.
The day after, my foot started to swell a lot, and turned almost purple on the inner side of my foot. The swelling didn't go down the day after and since I know the bones are very fragile (especially the one by the little toe) I went in to the hospital to get an Xray and check nothing was broken, which it luckily wasn't. However, It's now been 1,5 weeks since this happened and I've spent most days keeping my foot elevated and had ice on it, and still the swelling just isn't going down.
I'm supposed to have starte walking in my boot a bit by now, and I'm supposed to to toe exercise 4 x day , but have been unable to do any of this because the big toe is just too swollen to even move.. I'm worried this is delaying my healing a lot, and not sure if it will affect my ability to move my toe in the future, if I don't start doing it soon. could this be the case ? Has anyone else had a similat situation during healing?
its just frustrating when i really felt like the healing was going so well, and now I feel like I've gone backwards..
I've got my next appointment in 2,5 weeks when they were planning on taking my boot and crutches. But at the moment i really can't see myself walking without it in that time..
Also I can't barely feel anything on the tip of my big toe. I could probably put a needle in it and i wouldn't feel a thing. I know my nerves were affected, but is this common?
sorry, Alot of questions
Would be helpful to hear if anyone has been in a similar situation..
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